[NTG-context] Current status of epub export and documentation

Jan U. Hasecke juh+ntg-context at mailbox.org
Tue Dec 1 19:19:50 CET 2015


Am 01.12.2015 um 18:57 schrieb Henning Hraban Ramm:
> Am 2015-12-01 um 21:54 schrieb Jan U. Hasecke

> The current bad documentation on the Wiki is by me.
> 
> I produced two commercial ePubs with ConTeXt, but it’s really no fun,
> and I needed my own scripts that replace ConTeXt’s ePub script.
> 
> I’m starting with the "raw" XML export and use XSL (Saxon) to
> transform it to HTML plus the ePub special ePub files. After all, a
> Python (or whatever) script would have been the better solution for
> this complex conversion. A CSS that works with most important readers
> needed also a lot of time. (But that’s a problem of ePub/Readers, not
> of ConTeXt, of course.)
> 
> I can’t recommend ConTeXt as a source for ePub. But I would try it
> again - and probably start to rewrite the wiki anew, because ConTeXt
> is a moving target…

Thanks for these clarifications. So we have to wait for improvements. No
problem, in the meantime I'll learn ConTeXt. ;-)

juh


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